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    Knowledge and Social Imagery.David Bloor - 1991 - University of Chicago Press.
    The first edition of this book profoundly challenged and divided students of philosophy, sociology, and the history of science when it was published in 1976. In this second edition, Bloor responds in a substantial new Afterword to the heated debates engendered by his book.
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  2. Relativism, Rationalism and the Sociology of Knowledge.Barry Barnes & David Bloor - 1982 - In Martin Hollis & Steven Lukes (eds.), Rationality and Relativism. Blackwell.
  3. Wittgenstein: A Social Theory of Knowledge.David Bloor - 1983 - Columbia University Press.
  4. Wittgenstein, Rules and Institutions.David Bloor - 1997 - Routledge.
    David Bloor's challenging new evaluation of Wittgenstein's account of rules and rule-following brings together the rare combination of philosophical and sociological viewpoints. Wittgenstein enigmatically claimed that the way we follow rules is an "institution" without ever explaining what he meant by this term. Wittgenstein's contribution to the debate has since been subject to sharply opposed interpretations by "collectivist" and "individualist" readings by philosophers; in the light of this controversy, Bloor argues convincingly for a collectivist, sociological understanding of Wittgenstein's later work. (...)
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  5. Durkheim and Mauss Revisited: Classification and the Sociology of Knowledge.David Bloor - 1982 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 13 (4):267--97.
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    The Strengths of the Strong Programme.David Bloor - 1981 - Philosophy of the Social Sciences 11 (2):199.
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    Epistemic Grace. Antirelativism as Theology in Disguise.David Bloor - 2007 - Common Knowledge 13 (2-3):250-280.
  8. Wittgenstein and Mannheim on the Sociology of Mathematics.David Bloor - 1973 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 4 (2):173-191.
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    Toward a Sociology of Epistemic Things.David Bloor - 2005 - Perspectives on Science 13 (3):285-312.
    : H-J Rheinberger's book Toward a History of Epistemic Things contains a sophisticated account of scientific reference and scientific method worked out in conjunction with a case study of the laboratory synthesis of proteins. This paper offers a detailed critical analysis of Rheinberger's position from the standpoint of the sociology of scientific knowledge. The central thesis is that Rheinberger's account of reference, whether deliberately or unwittingly, assimilates discourse about the natural world to discourse about the social world. The result is (...)
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  10. Relativism and the Sociology of Knowledge.David Bloor - 2011 - In Steven Hales (ed.), A Companion to Relativism.
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    Ideals and Monisms: Recent Criticisms of the Strong Programme in the Sociology of Knowledge.David Bloor - 2007 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 38 (1):210-234.
    I offer a reply to criticisms of the Strong Programme presented by Stephen Kemp who develops some new lines of argument that focus on the ‘monism’ of the programme. He says the programme should be rejected for three reasons. First, because it embodies ‘weak idealism’, that is, its supporters effectively sever the link between language and the world. Second, it challenges the reasons that scientists offer in explanation of their own beliefs. Third, it destroys the distinction between successful and unsuccessful (...)
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    Anti-Latour.David Bloor - 1999 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 30 (1):81-112.
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  13. Idealism and the Sociology of Knowledge.David Bloor - 1996 - Social Studies of Science 26 (4):839-856.
     
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    Acknowledgement Reproduced by Kind Permission of the Guardian From the Issue of 25 June 1996.David Bloor - 1997 - History of the Human Sciences 10 (1):123-125.
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  15. Wittgenstein: A Social Theory of Knowledge.David Bloor - 1984 - Human Studies 7 (3):375-386.
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  16. The Question of Linguistic Idealism Revisited.David Bloor - 1996 - In Hans D. Sluga & David G. Stern (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Wittgenstein. Cambridge University Press. pp. 354--382.
     
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    Left and Right Wittgensteinians.David Bloor - 1992 - In Andrew Pickering (ed.), Science as Practice and Culture. University of Chicago Press. pp. 270.
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  18. The Enigma of the Aerofoil: Rival Theories in Aerodynamics, 1909-1930.David Bloor - 2011 - University of Chicago Press: Chicago.
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  19. Scientific Knowledge: A Sociological Approach.Barry Barnes, David Bloor & John Henry - 1996 - University of Chicago Press.
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  20. Wittgenstein, Rules and Institutions.David Bloor - 2000 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 62 (2):400-401.
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    Durkheim and Mauss Revisited: Classification and the Sociology of Knowledge.David Bloor - 1982 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 13 (4):267-297.
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    Polyhedra and the Abominations of Leviticus.David Bloor - 1978 - British Journal for the History of Science 11 (3):245-272.
    How are social and institutional circumstances linked to the knowledge that scientists produce? To answer this question it is necessary to take risks: speculative but testable theories must be proposed. It will be my aim to explain and then apply one such theory. This will enable me to propose an hypothesis about the connexion between social processes and the style and content of mathematical knowledge.
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    Is the Official Theory of Mind Absurd?David Bloor - 1970 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 21 (2):167-183.
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    Sichtbarmachung, Common Sense and Construction in Fluid Mechanics: The Cases of Hele-Shaw and Ludwig Prandtl.David Bloor - 2008 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 39 (3):349-358.
    At the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries a concerted effort was made in the discipline of fluid mechanics to make hidden and fleeting processes visible and to capture the results photographically. I examine two important cases. One concerns the photographs taken by H. S. Hele-Shaw in the 1890s showing the flow of a “perfect”, frictionless fluid. The other case deals with the photographs of boundary layer separation taken by Ludwig Prandtl. These were presented to the Third International Congress (...)
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    Relativism Versus Absolutism.David Bloor - 2016 - Common Knowledge 22 (3):488-499.
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    The Sociology of the Supernatural: Wittgenstein’s Lecture on Ethics.David Bloor - 2017 - In Katharina Neges, Josef Mitterer, Sebastian Kletzl & Christian Kanzian (eds.), Realism - Relativism - Constructivism: Proceedings of the 38th International Wittgenstein Symposium in Kirchberg. De Gruyter. pp. 381-396.
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  27. Wittgenstein and the Priority of Practice.David Bloor - 2001 - In Theodore R. Schatzki, K. Knorr-Cetina & Eike von Savigny (eds.), The Practice Turn in Contemporary Theory. Routledge. pp. 95--107.
     
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    A Sociological Theory of Objectivity.David Bloor - 1984 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 17:229-245.
    The aim is to explain and defend the slogan that 'objectivity is social'. The sense of external reference of our common sense classifications and our moral and scientific beliefs derives from their having the character of social institutions. This claim provides a fruitful way of interpreting popper's doctrine of the 'third world' of objective knowledge. The implications of the sociological approach are explored with material drawn from the history of science and religion.
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  29. The Conservative Constructivist (Reprinted From the Guardian, June 25, 1996).David Bloor - 1997 - History of the Human Sciences 10 (1).
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    The Social Construction of What?David Bloor - 2000 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 30 (4):597-608.
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    Explanation and Analysis in Strawson's Persons.David Bloor - 1970 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 48 (1):2-9.
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    A Reply to Gerd Buchdahl.David Bloor - 1982 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 13 (4):305-311.
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    Sociology of Scientific Knowledge.David Bloor - 2004 - In Ilkka Niiniluoto, Matti Sintonen & Jan Wolenski (eds.), Handbook of Epistemology. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 919--962.
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  34. Relativism at 30,000 Feet.David Bloor - 2008 - In Massimo Mazzotti (ed.), Knowledge as Social Order: Rethinking the Sociology of Barry Barnes.
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    Classification and the Sociology of Knowledge.David Bloor - 2005 - In Nico Stehr & Reiner Grundmann (eds.), Knowledge: Critical Concepts. Routledge. pp. 5--139.
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    Wittgenstein and Mannheim on the Sociology of Mathematics.David Bloor - 1973 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 4 (2):173.
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    Reply to Steven Lukes.David Bloor - 1982 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 13 (4):319-323.
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    The Structure of Scientific Inference.David Bloor - 1975 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 5 (4):382-395.
  39. Two Paradigms for Scientific Knowledge?David Bloor - 1971 - Science Studies 1:101-15.
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    Reply to J.W. Smith.David Bloor - 1984 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 15 (3):245-249.
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    The Dialectics of Metaphor.David Bloor - 1971 - Inquiry : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 14 (1-4):430-444.
    Two points of contact are explored between contemporary philosophy of science and Dialectical Materialism. The first point deals with the interaction view of metaphor as an exemplification of the law of the unity of opposites. The contradiction is then noted between the strategy and tactics of much analytical philosophy and the lesson to be learnt from this account of metaphor. The concern to change category habits into category disciplines rules out the process of conceptual change of the interaction view. G. (...)
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    Revolutions and Reconstructions in the Philosophy of Science. [REVIEW]David Bloor - 1982 - British Journal for the History of Science 15 (3):306-309.
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    Review Symposia.Martin Rudwick, Naomi Oreskes, David Oldroyd, David Philip Miller, Alan Chalmers, John Forge, David Turnbull, Peter Slezak, David Bloor, Craig Callender, Keith Hutchison, Steven Savitt & Huw Price - 1996 - Metascience 5 (1):7-85.
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    The Structure of Scientific Inference.David Bloor - 1975 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 5 (4):382-395.
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  45. Professor Campbell on Models of Language-Learning and the Sociology of Science.David Bloor - 1989 - In Steve Fuller (ed.), The Cognitive Turn: Sociological and Psychological Perspectives on Science. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
     
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    Rearguard Rationalism. [REVIEW]David Bloor - 1974 - Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 65:249-253.
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    Realism and the Aim of Science. [REVIEW]David Bloor - 1984 - British Journal for the History of Science 17 (2):217-221.
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    A Sociological Theory of Objectivity1: David Bloor.David Bloor - 1984 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 17:229-245.
    I want to propose to you a theory about the nature of objectivity—a theory which will tell us something about its causes, its intrinsic character, and its sources of variation. The theory in question is very simple. Indeed, it is so simple that I fear you will reject it out of hand. Here is the theory: it is that objectivity is social. What I mean by saying that objectivity is social is that the impersonal and stable character that attaches to (...)
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  49. Reply to J. W. Smith.David Bloor - 1983 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 15 (3):245.
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    Where the Truth Lies: Franz Moewus and the Origins of Molecular Biology. [REVIEW]David Bloor - 1993 - British Journal for the History of Science 26 (2):260-263.
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